Put a socket on with your drill

Socket Bit Hex Shank Adapter 3pc Set

It’s time for another Cool Tool review. This time we’re taking a look at a socket bit adapter set for a drill or impact driver. These cost me around $8 on Amazon, and if you want to pick some up for yourself you can use the Amazon link in the description.

For reasons I don’t understand, my socket wrench set and most of the sets I see on Amazon, don’t include a basic adapter for dropping a socket bit into a drill or impact driver. This is dumb.

Fortunately, you can fix this oversight for around $8 and get a set of adapters that will fit 1/4″, 3/8″, and 1/2″ sockets.

Now you can just pop a socket onto the correct adapter, chuck it in your drill or driver, and make quick work of nuts and bolts. Whenever I use this, I feel like I’m part of a NASCAR pit crew.

There’s nothing fancy about them, and I can’t think of any reason you’d need to pay more to get a better result.

If you’re lucky, you can find a place to keep them in your socket wrench set. Mine tuck right in under the wrench, which helps me keep everything together.

That’s all there is to it. Such a simple thing, but I wish I’d gotten them sooner, and I wish more socket sets just came with these.

You can grab the same ones using the link in the description. And remember, you can see thousands of reader recommended tools like these at Cool-Tools.org

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